Directions: Just Northeast of Hoan Kiem lake on the northerly running Hang Be street.Phone: (+84) (0)24 39262104
Số 12, Ngõ 8, Nguyễn Thị Định, Cầu Giấy, Hanoi
“I taught there for 3 months then they didn't have much class to offer because it was Lunar Tet Holiday. I like the staffs there, they are helpful.”
Le Pub is hit and miss in both the food and drink categories, and the three stars are mainly for the superb service of the staff under the watchful eye of the manager (previously a manger with the Al Fresco restaurant in Cau Giay.
Attended a birthday party there on Valentine's day with a group of about a dozen people. As mentioned, drinks were inconsistent in quality and know-how. The dry martini cocktail was undrinkable and the gin and tonic not much better (is it really possible to screw up a gin and tonic?) and a lot has to do with the bartender's knowledge of his drinks as well as the poor choice of a poor quality gin. On the other hand another guest said the mojito was good and overall, if you can get a drink that resembles what you ordered, it is a good value for money as there is always some kind of special. On our day, it was all cocktails for 50,000 dong.
Food was quite spotty. One person really liked the fish and chips but the hamburger, the spring rolls (sorry , no shrimp available that night, substituted with tiny sliver of pork), the Vietnamese banh bo were all really sub standard. One guest had to return the sausages and mashed as the 'pork sausages' she expected and was told were available, was substituted with a basic frankfurter/hot dog sausage so the whole idea of a nice bangers and mash went down the toilet. I must admit that the poutine (the traditional Quebecois french fries in gravy with cheese curd) was quite good tasting even though the cheese substitute was some kind of grated cheddar. But, well done for including this as a regular on the menu. Certainly a good 'pub food' item.
Prices for food seemed reasonable for a restaurant although 'pub' implies a more wholesome comfort food menu at slightly more reasonable prices. (hamburger was 110,000, poutine was 85,000, fish and chips 120,000 etc.) I'd love to see some meat pies with mashed and gravy on the menu.
Definitely the service is a highlight with friendly, unobtrusive but helpful staff with NO ATTITUDE when it comes to complaints or getting your order right. Our young lady waitress was a gem and we went out of our way to slip her a personal tip for her outstanding service. The manager knows how to organize and train his staff (the staff at the previously mentioned Al Frescos were also superb)and all speak excellent English.
Not my first choice for an evening out, but predictable and reliable for a two to three star expectation.